Instituted by Christ, the sacraments are signs of grace that are guaranteed by Christ to give the graces signified. They are entrusted to the Church and give us a share in the life of God through the work of the Holy Spirit.
"There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation (or Chrismation), the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian's life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life." -- the Catechism of the Catholic Church #1210
The celebration of the sacraments at Ascension manifest our mission to love God, love others and make disciples.
If you have any questions about the sacraments at Ascension, feel free to email any of our priests or call the parish office.